We will have to watch the PCE sitting by the sponsor of this type of bill next
session and is probably on the doorstep of that Legislator known for carrying
this kind of bill forward, Senator Howard Stephenson or his surrogate in the
House of Representatives. They will have a long time to figure out the way to
get the bill to be low key and not highlight that it is going to be in the
process until the last day of the session, just as they did with Senate Bill 271
and it's substitute on the last day. They used the ruse of the Attorney
General bill to foreshadow the educational bill as it was so important to get
the Attorney General not to represent himself on any investigation of himself.
The legislature acted like President Obama to use anything as a
crisis to hide what they are doing behind closed doors. This was done with
HB477 several years ago on the Governmental Records Access Management Act
(GRAMA). They made it so they don't have to be as open and frank with
constituents to make sure the general public is not as informed as they should
@JWBHuh?You can choose abortion but you can't
choose your school?
the truth,the truthYou currently can choose your school
and have been able to since desegregation and open enrollment. What you
can't and shouldn't be able to do you is to take some of the income
tax money I pay to the state of Utah and spend it at the school of your choice.
I am shocked that republicans would support this redistribution of wealth. You
allow the government to take money from me and because you have kids you get to
choose to take my money and spend it where you want. I thought the republicans
where about personal responsibility. If as a society we don't
want to pay for public schools anymore and let parents with students buy their
education I am good with that. saves me several thousand dollars. But it is
wrong that the government can force me to pay for education for the common good
and then you as an individual can decide how to spend my money on your kids.
Take YOUR kids to school were you want, spend YOUR money oh them however you
I have lived in countries where money buys education. You can also buy someone
to go into the military for you, also. Civic responsibilities are for schools
and military. We don't have a draft anymore, and I believe the young men
of all classes and status in a country should be involved with the military as
citizens. Public education should not be subverted for elitists. If people
want to pay extra to send their children to a private school, vouchers should
not deprive those families of their civic duty to pay taxes nor take a credit
with a voucher. People that believe they are better than the common
public educated people have a problem with that mentality. They believe they
are more equal, also. Having lived in states that have a preponderance of
private schools or parochial schools due to integration in the 1970s, whether
people were members of that church or not, made it so the public schools
didn't have a normal blend of students in public schools. They didn't
want buses to take students to school so we had to pay for a private bus company
to take our children to a public school.
Choice promotes better performance. Better performance always focuses on the
child (as opposed to the teacher's union, district policy, or the size of
the building). Not having vouchers is like telling folks who draw a
government paycheck they can only shop at a government market. Don't like those peaches? Too bad. No choice for you.Affirming choice improves the quality of both produce and schools. And THAT
serves the taxpayer best.
Rich people always have their choice they just pay more than common folks for
their privilege and ability.